Trump’s election may have been shocking to many Democratic women throughout the country, but now women are running for office in record numbers and at every level.
By the numbers: More than 15,000 women have contacted She Should Run — a nonpartisan organization dedicated to recruiting and training women to run for elected office — since last November. And more than 19,000 have contacted EMILY’s List, a group that helps get pro-choice Dem women get elected, since Trump’s victory.
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Why it matters: Women from both parties are underrepresented in political office, and having more gender parity among lawmakers at all levels could influence legislation and policies in the future.